L to R: Jeffrey Cooper, Roger Myers, Ted Blachly, Garrett Hack, Richard Oedel

Brad Wolcott

Brad Wolcott is a classically trained studio furniture maker who combines contemporary design sensibilities with the finest materials available to create unique pieces of decorative art. His love for woodworking began in high school. While attending Dartmouth College, Brad spent four years working in the Hopkins Center Woodworking Studio on projects ranging from traditional Alaskan snowshoes to a Shaker-style pencil-post bed. For his work there he was awarded the Heinman-Rosenthal Achievement Award in Creative Arts. After graduation, Brad served for years as a cavalry officer in the United States Army. Upon completion of his service, he enrolled at the North Bennett Street School in Boston, Massachusetts to pursue a career in furniture making. At NHSS, Brad learned the traditional hand tool skills and construction techniques that are the hallmarks of fine American furniture. This foundation of fine craftsmanship is reflected in Brad’s contemporary work where traditional techniques are combined with more organic, curvilinear forms to create furniture that is intended to last for generations. Today he works in New Hampshire and Massachusetts, where he lives with his wife Jillian, creating custom furniture for clients throughout the United States.

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Brian Reid

Brian Reid was born in 1957. He grew up in Seattle, Washington. He attended the University of Washington, studying Engineering and Anthropology. In 1993 after spending 8 years as an Engineer, Brian returned to school to study furniture design. He attended Parnham College in SW England, studying under John Makepeace and Robert Ingham. He has been working as a furniture designer/maker and educator ever since. He is on the faculty of the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship in Rockport Maine. Brian has taught furniture making and design at Penland School of Crafts, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, as well as several universities. He has taught internationally in New Zealand, Australia, Scotland and Colombia. In 2007 Brian was designated a “Searchlight Artist” by the American Craft Council. He is the recipient of the 2012 Artist Award from the Society of Arts and Crafts in Boston. Most recently he was a Windgate Artist in Residence at Purchase College in New York He is a member of the New Hampshire Furniture Masters. He works mainly through private commission.

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David W. Lamb

The workshop of David W. Lamb, Cabinetmaker builds on a broad training and diverse experiences. Stylistically diverse, all designs reflect the classic traditions of good design principles. Whether Shaker, neo-classical, or modern variations, classical design involves a timeless interaction of elements, as relevant today as it was thousands of years ago.

I have been blessed with many opportunities. My old-world apprenticeship with a renowned European master was one based on tradition, classicism, and integrity in work, design and living. In an intense three-year training, bench work was the focus to train the hand, eye and mind to work in unison and without hesitation. Schooled in one of the leading design schools in the United States, Boston University’s Program in Artisanry expanded my knowledge of technique and opened my mind to design possibilities. During this period of training I was living at Canterbury Shaker Village (NH) where I had my first shop. My friendship with the seven remaining Shaker sisters exposed me to their values as well as their furniture.

The shop, an expanded 100-year-old mill building, located just south of Canterbury Shaker Village, provides a unique working environment that compliments the work being done. The structure and the collection of antique machinery and hand tools create an environment that speaks to craftsmanship, integrity, and continuity with respect to the past. The continuity of the place, process and professionalism forms the foundation from which I aspire to create work in the spirit of the masters.

Of recent significance is the work designed for the series of exhibitions and annual auctions through the New Hampshire Furniture Masters Association. The past twenty-one years have afforded an annual opportunity to work with patrons to develop exciting new ideas that clearly reach back to traditional roots and yet looks forward with material use and design developments and effects that are unmistakably contemporary. Included in this are also the four recent Lambovich commissions done with artist James Aponovich which have received wide critical acclaim.

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Duncan Gowdy

Duncan Gowdy unexpectedly started making furniture in 1991. Originally an illustration major at University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, Gowdy took a furniture class on the advice of an instructor. By the end of the semester, he changed his major to furniture. While at University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, he studied with Michael Pierschalla, Alphonse Mattia and Stephen Whittlesey. Gowdy then continued on to graduate school at San Diego State University, where he studied with Wendy Maruyama.

Duncan creates two styles of work: furniture inspired by objects, and furniture inspired by photographs that he takes. Each mode of work serves a utilitarian purpose (with some exceptions), such as a coat rack or blanket chest.

The basic forms of Early American folk art serve as inspiration for Duncan’s object-inspired work. Some of the inspiration is found in tools, hardware, and household objects. Duncan alters the scale of the object to create a piece of furniture. He combines woodworking and some metal working techniques for this furniture.

Duncan likes to make carved panels and casework type furniture for the image inspired work. Much of the influence comes from Japanese prints, scrimshaw, and abstract expressionism. The minimalist forms of Duncan’s casework and panels act as a frame for the imagery. His camera is the main tool for collecting images that form the basis for this work. Duncan crops images and projects an image that is transferred onto the wood. He then carves and stains the image.

The image inspired work is one-of-a-kind. Each image was selected because of a personal association to the location where the photograph was taken.

Duncan has exhibited his work nationally at venues including Pritam & Eames, Society of Arts + Crafts, Artful Home, Fuller Craft Museum, and SOFA Chicago.

His work is included in international private and corporate collections.

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Eric Grant

Eric Grant has always had a passion for woodworking; he was fortunate enough to study the art of furniture making under the guidance of New Hampshire Furniture Master members Thomas McLaughlin and Terry Moore and numerous other members of the organization. Although Grant prefers crafting traditional furniture from the Queen Anne and Chippendale eras, as the years turns into decades of furniture making, he finds himself as an artist merging traditional and contemporary designs together.

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Evan L. Court

As a graduate of the North Bennet Street School in Boston, Massachusetts, my work is rooted in the spirit of traditional forms, but pushed to fit my personal ideas surrounding design. From my studio in Rollinsford, New Hampshire, I seek to design and make furniture with flowing clean lines, and subtle details. My studies in the fields of the fine arts have led me to incorporate color and paper craft into my work as primary details. I am constantly trying to find a balance between playfulness and elegance.

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Fred Puksta

As a designer and artisan, I create designs within the two diverse worlds of art and industry. I value the simultaneous engagement within the different genres of art, artisan craft and industry. It is this unique cross-pollination that continually expands my perspective on the distinctive and sometimes symbiotic relationship between art, craft and industrial design.

After graduating from University of New Hampshire, I trained at Dartmouth College attempting to make the U.S. National / Olympic rowing team. Upon graduation from the Wendell Castle school of Design, I served as a studio artisan of the renowned artist and sculptor, Wendell Castle. One notable project I contributed to was the 500,000th Commemorative Steinway concert grand piano.

Returning to my native New Hampshire, I established my own design studio creating and marketing contemporary furniture, tall clocks, sculpture and art work. I fulfilled commissions for residential, commercial and public installations. A notable public commission was an eight-foot-tall sculptural clock on permanent display at the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center in Concord, NH.

In addition to speculative and commissioned artwork, I designed and developed new products for commercial companies with successful designs in prominent retailers throughout the United States such as Crate & Barrel. Several of my commercial designs received honorable mentions and national design awards at the “Furniture Capital of America”, High Point, NC.

Currently, I am the new product designer for Crown Point Cabinetry, a nationally marketed high-end custom cabinetry company. In addition to developing new product lines and aesthetics, I also design custom furniture and specialty pieces for Crown Point’s discerning clientele.

Through constant exploration, I challenge myself to bring inspiration and innovation from my art work and fine craft into my commercial designs, and vice-versa.

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Garrett Hack

Garrett Hack is an internationally known furniture maker, educator, writer, and farmer from Thetford, Vermont. A furniture maker for more than 42 years, he has created his own aesthetic with designs that continually push his skills to the next level. He’s also an in-demand woodworking instructor, teaching classes in Germany, England, Austria, Italy, Spain, Canada, Australia, Israel, and Japan, as well as throughout the US. Hack has a great love of hand tools of all shapes and sizes, and uses them to great effect in everything he builds, sculpting delicate details by eye. He is the author of The Handplane Book (Taunton Press, 1997) and Classic Hand Tools (Taunton Press, 1999) a contributing editor at Fine Woodworking magazine (29 years), and former chairman of the New Hampshire Furniture Masters.

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Greg Brown

I am a tradesperson that specializes in custom woodworking. I have worked in over 2 dozen shops across New England and received formal training at North Bennet Street School in Boston. As I work mainly on commission, I draw from a broad range of styles to fit the client’s needs and their aesthetic vision. I also am a Carver by trade that provides a wide variety of carvings for patrons, architects and other woodworkers to be implemented in their work. Along with being versatile in a variety of styles, I also create my own signature style of functional sculpture that breaths a sense of motion and my love for flowing water and vegetation in nature.

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Howard Hatch

I graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology with a degree in Furniture design and Woodworking in 1975. I set up shop in Conway, NH and lived and worked there for 35 years and then worked in Brunswick, Maine for 6 years. During that time I designed and built residential, corporate, institutional and liturgical furniture for locations first in the New England/New York area and later for places as far away as California. My most exciting projects were some of my liturgical suites of furniture which filled the entire dais in a few chapels. The items which sent me to the most far flung and interesting areas were my pool tables. They seemed to be most popular in the western US. I am now working in Portland, Maine where I am happy to continue to accept commissions.

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Jeffrey Cooper

Jeffrey Cooper is a furniture maker, specialty carver and public artist living and working in Portsmouth. He combines advanced woodworking skills and joinery with imaginative artistry, inspired by the work of architect Antonio Gaudi, Pablo Picasso, and Athabaskan artist Bill Reid. His custom furniture and public art works have been featured in libraries, museums, hospitals, schools and homes throughout the country. Public pieces can be seen locally at the League of NH Craftsmen in Concord, the Bridges House in Concord, Portsmouth Public Library, and the Lakes Region Community College in Laconia, NH. His philosophy is to think carefully about the environment in which his work will be seen, and to design work that relates specifically with that in mind. He believes that art best serves us when it is forward looking and inspirational, focusing on what is best in ourselves and our natural world.

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Jeffrey S. Roberts

Jeff is a nationally recognized master furniture maker and woodcarver based in Unity, NH, with over 35 years of experience designing and building custom original and period pieces. He has great admiration and respect for the art, craftsmanship and design of 18th century furniture. His specialty is ornamentally carved and shaped pieces. He has hand built 100’s of pieces of furniture—mastering his techniques over the years to achieve the finest attention to detail. In 2017 Jeff received the Society of American Period Furniture Maker’s, Cartouche award for lifetime achievement in period furniture making and has won numerous awards through the League of NH Craftsmen.

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John Cameron

The work of cabinetmaking—the designing, joining and finishing of a piece—appeals to me, as it demands the use of both the hands and mind. I began my career in 1984 as a boat builder’s apprentice; boat work fascinates me, as almost nothing is straight or square. From 1992 through 1994, I attended the College of the Redwoods in Fort Bragg, California where I studied with James Krenov. I draw much creative inspiration from Jim as well as the 20th century woodworkers Edward Barnsley and Wharton Esherick.

I now design and build fine furniture on commission and speculation in my one-person shop in East Gloucester, Massachusetts. I am a member of the New Hampshire Furniture Masters, and was formerly part of Fort Point Cabinetmakers in Boston; in May 2011, I was awarded an Artist Fellowship in Crafts by the Massachusetts Cultural Council. I was invited to exhibit in the Smithsonian Craft Show in 2013, 2015, and 2016, and to participate in Four Centuries of Massachusetts Furniture, a group of events and exhibits organized by several partnering institutions. My furniture has been shown at the Currier Museum of Art in Manchester, NH; the Fuller Craft Museum in Brockton, MA; The Society of Arts and Crafts in Boston, MA; The Gallery at Somes Sound in Somesville, ME; the Messler Gallery in Rockport, ME; the Sharon Arts Center in Peterborough, NH; the Lamont Gallery in Exeter, NH; Pritam and Eames in East Hampton, NY; the Highlight Gallery in Mendocino, CA; the MacKeen Gallery in Boston, MA; and other galleries on the East Coast. It has been featured in the books With Wakened Hands and In the Modern Style, as well as Fine Woodworking, Home Furniture, Woodwork, and American Woodworker magazines. I currently teach at The Furniture Institute of Massachusetts, and have taught at Worcester Center for Crafts and the Boston Center for Adult Education in the past.

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John Geraghty

John Geraghty is a self-taught woodworker who has run his business, Grain of Thought, for the last 34 years. His career started as a carpenter but after he read James Krenov’s “The Impractical Cabinet Maker, “ John’s emphasis favored woodworking . His passion for the outdoors and working wood led him to different locations out West including Washington, Colorado, New Mexico, and Hawaii. During this time, he learned the crafts of timber framing, architectural woodworking, and furniture making.

Then John took a leap of faith and moved to NYC where he ran his shop for 18 years. As part of a creative maker community, he patented two woodworking designs and dedicated time to Apprentices. Underlying the desire to teach, John knew the exchange of knowledge was essential If his profession were to evolve with vitality.

He introduced 25 people to woodworking and some students including Beaumont Channon, Jude Heslin-DiLeo and Daina Marija Platā have gone to build businesses making studio furniture. Currently, John is apprenticing 3 people at his new location in Westfield, MA. In addition, he serves on the woodworking board at Smith Vocational school in Northampton, MA.

John’s creative muse continues to be the stacks of boards, slabs, and log sections in his charge. He also Takes great satisfaction in selective harvesting and sawing premium hardwood logs.

John’s work has been featured in Architectural Digest, New England Home, House Beautiful, The Hampshire Gazette, Woodshop News, and the Western MA, American Institute of Architects Newsletter.

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From a very early age wood has fascinated me. How this material surrounds us and makes so much possible. That connection one feels when engrossed with making something from this gift. I feel a direct relation to those before me, much like growing food or building a fire, the creative spirit is timeless.

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Jon Brooks

Born in Manchester, NH, Jon Brooks earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts and Master of Fine Arts at the Rochester Institute of Technology in New York, where he studied and apprenticed with Wendell Castle, and William Keyser. Since then he has taught and lectured widely at institutions as varied as the Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina, The University of Tasmania, The Haystack School of Crafts in Maine, Anderson Ranch in Colorado and The Center of Furniture Craftsmanship in Maine. A leading figure in The American Studio Furniture Movement, Brooks is highly regarded nationally and internationally as a furniture maker and sculptor, and for his ability to combine craftsmanship, inventiveness, and poetic whimsy.

Examples of his work may be found in the collections of the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of American Art, Washington, DC, The Museum of Arts and Design in NYC, The Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Queen Victoria Museum in Launceston, Tasmania, Australia, The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, and the Currier Museum of Art, Manchester, NH.

Jon Brooks has exhibited widely in solo and group exhibitions in the US and abroad since the 1970’s including the Craft Today, USA European Tour, and Celebrating American Craft at the Danish Museum of Decorative Art, Copenhagen, Denmark. His work has been featured in curated museum exhibitions referencing strong sculptural and functional themes like The Makers Hand: American Studio Furniture 1940- 1990 at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston in 2003. A solo retrospective exhibition and catalog honoring Jon’s career was exhibited at the Currier Museum of Art in 2011.

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"My artwork is about collaboration with nature, using naturally formed hardwood, which is found and harvested in the local forests that surround my home and studio in southern NH. This wood presents itself in an array of shapes and forms suggesting possibilities for furniture and sculpture. I am attracted to the architecture of nature as a compelling dance of control and chaos. My art is about cooperating with the tree shapes I find to create a balance of form, function, and craftsmanship. Color and surface design play an important part of my expression."

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Leah Woods

Leah Woods is an artist working primarily with wood building functional and non-functional objects. Having received her MFA in Woodworking and Furniture Design from Rochester Institute of Technology in 2000, she designed and built one-of-a-kind furniture before transitioning to explore conceptual and sculptural objects. Over the years, she has built several bodies of work including: A Personal Wardrobe-Cabinets investigating clothing and the female form, Footloose- A Series of Cabinets for High-Heeled Shoes, Structure- An investigation of Mannequins and Dress Forms, and most recently, Navigation- An exploration of autobiographical maps. Leah is also an Associate Professor of Art at University of New Hampshire where she teaches woodworking and furniture design classes.

Leah’s work is methodical and measured in its process. She experiments with ideas for weeks at a time drawing and building models so as to fully understand her concept. She has had success showing work through the Center for Design and Craftsmanship exhibitions in Cheltenham, England, the Cheongju Biennale exhibition in Korea, and at galleries in Boston and Philadelphia.

With strong interests in traveling and experiencing diverse cultures and traditions of art making, Woods has had several artist residencies that have fueled her ideas and imagination.

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Liz Grace

My journey as woodworker has been strongly influenced by the Shaker tradition with its emphasis on simplicity of design, usefulness and beauty. I have also found the Japanese aesthetic tradition of beauty as it is expressed in the awareness of space and form, has added to my creative vision. For me, the attention to line and form is the basis for developing my furniture designs, giving the piece a feeling of spaciousness and elegance.

My education in woodworking is part of the long line of woodworkers who are self-taught, allowing me to explore and develop my design "voice", as I practiced and studied traditional methods in all aspects of woodworking. It has been my privilege to learn from several master woodworkers including Garrett Hack, Terry Moore and Craig Vandall Stevens. With each of them, I learned the fundamentals of good design, training in hand tools and excellence of craftsmanship. Through personal study and training, I have been able to advance these skills and to expand my self-expression and design experimentation in each of my pieces.

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Lynn Szymanski

Lynn is an artist, designer, educator and administrator working to promote hands-on learning programs for all ages. She has over 20 year of experience as a furniture maker having earned her MFA in Furniture Design at San Diego State University. Her work is nationally recognized, designing and building both speculative and commissioned work. In 2004, she received a grant to study at the Vitra Design Museum in Lessac, France. She is the 2009 recipient of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation’s Artist Advancement Grant which allowed for greater sculptural exploration. Examples of her work have appeared in Maine Home & Design, Woodwork Magazine and Lark Books. Her volunteer work includes two terms on The Furniture Society Board of Trustees serving on various committees including education and communication where, she was editor of the organization's newsletter, Furniture Matters, for five years and served as interim executive director.  Lynn currently works out of the Salmon Falls Mills in Rollinsford, NH.

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Although trained as a fine furniture maker, my work has always been more poetic than practical, finding beauty in imperfection and comfort in the detritus of the past.  I am inspired by the Modernist language of simplicity, focusing on small details, imperfection and nuance.  Wavering lines, asymmetrical forms and slumping shapes are all part of this vocabulary.

Carving and shaping are important techniques as they allow for a more intuitive work process. Surface treatment has been, and continues to be a focus. Using milk paint and acrylic, I often layer similar hues, sanding through to reveal the archeology of the activity. These manipulated surfaces, when combined with the natural grain of wood, put each material in a different context that I hope brings the ordinary and overlooked to the fore. 

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Owain Harris

Owain Harris is a self-taught woodworker who operates a one man studio in Deerfield NH where he builds custom furniture and cabinetry. He began his career in wood as a framing carpenter in 1997 and after several years working as both a finish carpenter and remodeler, he entered the shop full-time as a cabinetmaker in 2008. His work has garnered multiple awards and been been featured in many publications. Owain shares his passion for furniture making and design through writing, and as an instructor at the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship in Rockport Maine.

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“I never cease to be amazed by the ability of wood to be both transformed and transforming. As I have spent the last decade learning to work wood, so too has it shaped who I am today. My journey as a craftsperson has always been an attempt to reach that impalpable position of mastery. I suspect it shall always feel just out of reach, but that is what keeps me returning to the shop day after day. The hope that this next design, this next piece, this next joint will be the one that explains everything to me. I make furniture and I suppose that makes me a furniture maker. I have never been completely comfortable with the idea that it makes me an artist. It certainly makes me an artisan, and that’s a term a man can hang his hat on. I use solid wood as well as natural and dyed veneers to create a sense of drama that is punctuated with playful whimsey. I enjoy experimenting with proportion and asymmetry to create pieces that I describe as having “approachable elegance”. I think of it as furniture that is serious, but doesn’t take itself too seriously.”

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Richard Oedel

Richard Oedel is a former Chair of the New Hampshire Furniture Masters and is on the Collections Committee of Historic New England. He makes his furniture at Fort Point Cabinetmakers in Boston, a collaborative partnership which he shares with several of the people who teach at the North Bennet Street School, also his alma mater. His work has appeared in Fine Woodworking, Woodshop News, Cabinet and Wood Business, and many other periodicals, as well as in a half dozen books. He gives talks, workshops and classes, and takes on the occasional intern. He makes furniture using traditional styles and techniques as a gateway to a contemporary idiom, with occasional flights of fancy into more organic forms.

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“A successful piece of furniture is created at the confluence of simplicity of design and utility of form. The design, function and craftsmanship are integral parts of the pieces that I make. The materials are chosen to enhance that design aesthetic, with the objective always to strive to make furniture that enriches the lives of the owners."

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Roger Myers

At StrathamWood Studios, founder and craftsman Roger Myers’ work is influenced by the beauty of nature and he seeks to capture its unique properties in work that will be treasured for generations. Custom furniture and decorative accessories are crafted with quality and integrity to last for generations.

Roger is a graduate of the acclaimed two-year program in furniture and cabinet making at Boston’s North Bennet Street School.

In 2017 Roger joined the New Hampshire Furniture Masters as an Invited Artist and then became a full member and is the current chairman of The New Hampshire Furniture Masters.

Roger is a juried member of the League of N.H. Craftsmen and is an active member and past president of The Guild of New Hampshire Woodworkers.

He is also a board member and Immediate Past Chair of the American Furniture Masters Institute, the non-profit affiliate of The New Hampshire Furniture Masters.

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Ted Blachly

Ted Blachly has been a woodworker / furniture maker for over forty years and became a juried member of The League of New Hampshire Craftsman in 1989. He also was involved in the formation of the Guild of NH Woodworkers where he met Jere Osgood in 1990. In 1993 he started to occasionally assist Jere in the shop, an association that has been ongoing since then. In 1995 he was an invited artist in the inaugural exhibition of the NH Furniture Masters Association and has been an active member since the groups inception.

Although primarily a maker, he has taught furniture workshops at The Center for Furniture Craftsmanship in Rockport Maine, Penland School of Craft, Penland NC and Peters Valley School of Craft, Layton NJ.

Blachly works mainly on commission and does occasional exhibition pieces at his studio in Warner, New Hampshire. His furniture is represented by Pritam & Eames, The Gallery at Somes Sound, and The League of NH Craftsman. In 2014 his work was included in the permanent collection of The Currier Museum of Art. Examples of his work have also appeared in the publications Architectural Digest, Art and Antiques and Fine Woodworking Magazine.

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"I continue to develop a design language for furniture that is calm elegant and subtly sensuous. I feel the use of gently curved lines and surfaces, the warmth of exceptional woods, and ultimately a careful handmade approach will generate furniture that is a comfort to live with."

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Terry Moore

In this era of mass production and disposable goods, there is a need for one-of-a-kind handmade furniture built in a manner worthy of the great masters of yesteryear. Living with furniture that is built to last for centuries, whose design is rooted in the great styles and the movements of the past, yet reflects the unique influence of our modern times, can give a sense of groundedness, of beauty, of meaning, to our daily lives. Originally from Wales, I run a one-man shop in Wilmot New Hampshire and am a founding member of the New Hampshire Furniture Masters. I have also found satisfaction in teaching fine woodworking to prison inmates in the state prison system. Besides producing beautiful objects, fine woodworking teaches the life skills of patience, mindfulness, and gratitude.

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A. Thomas Walsh

Thom Walsh graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design with a degree in Industrial Design. While at RISD, he studied furniture design and woodworking with Tage Frid. After having a successful architectural woodworking firm in New York City for a decade, he moved to West Stockbridge in 1992, where he has a studio-workshop next to his home.

Using traditional and modern techniques, Thom works in exceptional veneers and woods of the highest quality in both a classic and a contemporary context. He brings an artist’s palette of finishes to his designs, ranging from dark and rich natural shellac, to bright lacquered dyes, to deep-colored “hand-rubbed” poly-tung oil. Thom Walsh’s work exemplifies the highesy disciplines of furniture design and creation.

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Timothy Coleman

My passion for designing and creating began nearly fifty years ago. As a child I was most content in my basement workshop, using whatever tools and materials were at hand as I learned how to take ideas and make them real. In my twenties I studied with James Krenov at the College of the Redwoods where I further developed my skills as a designer and maker and garnered a deep appreciation for wood and all its subtleties under the guidance of the master.

While the form and function of my furniture is always at the forefront, the surfaces are often embellished with patterns and textures. Largely inspired by nature, but also by cultures throughout the world, I have developed my own pattern language which I express using low relief carving, marquetry, embossing with steel stamps and parquetry with thick veneer tiles. The patterns and textures create a lively interplay with the form of the pieces, bringing forth objects which straddle the line between furniture and sculpture.

My furniture has been described as poetic, sculptural and exquisitely detailed. For me, it represents a passionate exploration of ideas, material and process, and a way to express the richness I see in the material and natural world every day.

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